City governments have a key role in planning and delivering the take-up of smart technologies. The key to success is to define this role adequately.
In a time of global uncertainty, public officers rarely have the resources and expertise to bear the sole burden of delivery. The good news is that is rarely the only option available. Join The Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) for a webinar focused on what city officials can do to drive forward sustainable urban projects.
The current COVID-19 crisis illustrates why cities should avoid relying on a single model to support smart city ambitions. In times of great market disruption/uncertainty it is helpful to have a mix of funding, procurement and delivery strategies to spread the risk between different actors and avoid dependency on single providers/funders who might reconsider during disruptive periods
This webinar will go through four different, but complementary, roles that cities can play in the adoption of smart city solutions within their boundaries, highlighting funding models and what market failure is addressed for each role:
a) Cities as regulators
b) Cities as facilitators
c) Cities as buyers (direct procurers)
d) Cities as partners (public-private partnerships)
The webinar will include real life examples from panelists, who will share their experience of each delivery model.
When: June 18, 10:00-11:30
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